Respond quickly and effectively to workplace trauma

For years, employee assistance programs have been providing critical incidence stress management services to employees who have been involved in, or witness to, workplace fatalities and accidents that are likely to traumatize workers and affect quality of work and increase sick leave and health claims. Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management presents successful strategies for rapid response to episodes of workplace violence, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism that have become all-too-common occurrences in the workplace.

Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management is a must read for professionals in the business of providing crisis response services and for employers responsible for planning and coordinating organizational responses to disasters. This unique book presents first-hand accounts from EAP program managers, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) professionals, and crisis managers on their trauma response techniques and from health professionals involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon.

Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management examines:

  • similar and dissimilar experiences of EAP professionals in responding to large scale traumatic events
  • using military models in trauma response
  • managing trauma in the South African mining industry
  • trauma response techniques in high risk work settings
  • compassion fatigue among professional helpers
  • how various types of industries handle critical incidents
  • EAP responses to natural disasters
  • repetitious violence in the workplace
  • organizational crisis intervention
  • and much more
Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management also includes Bern Beidel’s first-person account as EAP Director for the United States House of Representatives of the response to anthrax contamination in mailrooms and office buildings in the nation’s capital.

chapter |13 pages

Responding to Workplace Terrorism: Applying Military Models of Behavioral Health and Public Health Response

ByDavid M. Benedek, Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Nancy T. Vineburgh, Robert K. Gifford

chapter |24 pages

Case Studies of Federal Occupational Health's Eap Responses to Natural Disasters

ByDiane Stephenson, Dorothea U. Schneider

chapter |12 pages

Managing the Trauma of Community Violence and Workplace Accidents in South Africa

ByR. Paul Maiden, Lourens Terblanche

chapter |18 pages

Resiliency in the Aftermath of Repetitious Violence in the Workplace

BySally Bishop, Bob McCullough, Christina Thompson, Nakiya Vasi

chapter |13 pages

Strategic Specialty Partnerships: Enabling the Eap for Evidence Informed Best Practices in Workplace Crisis Response

ByBob VandePol, Richard Gist, Mark Braverman, Lyle Labardee

chapter |18 pages

Workplace Crisis Intervention: A Systematic Review of Effect Sizes

ByGeorge S. Everly, Martin F. Sherman, Amy Stapleton, Daniel J. Barnett, Girish S. Hiremath, Jonathan M. Links

chapter |18 pages

Responding in Times of Crisis–An Exploratory Study of Employer Requests for Critical Incident Response Services

ByKristina L. Greenwood, Gosia Kubiak, Laurie Van der Heide, Nolan Phipps